The University of Michigan-Flint is positively impacting literacy in the Flint area today, Tuesday, February 9, 2016. UM-Flint hosted the 7th Annual Christopher Paul Curtis Writing Adventure in the UM-Flint Theatre, with one performance from 9:30am to 10:30am and another performance from 12:30pm to 1:30pm.
Christopher Paul Curtis is a UM-Flint alumnus and Flint native who worked on the assembly line of Flint’s Fisher Body Plant. Curtis is also a Newberry Medal-winning author and recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award. His books include Bud, Not Buddy, The Watsons Go to Birmingham, Elijah of Buxton, The Mighty Miss Malone, and others.
The Christopher Paul Curtis Writing Adventure was created to encourage students to have confidence in their reading and writing abilities. More than 2,000 students have been introduced to this idea through this event.
Fourth graders from Flint Community Schools visited UM-Flint for the Writing Adventure and listened to Curtis share his experiences growing up in Flint, and his love for writing.
The 7th Annual Writing Adventure is sponsored by the UM-Flint School of Education and Human Services, and is in partnership with the Flint Community Schools, Flint Public Library, and Flint & Genesee Literacy Network.